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Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan takes questions from the audience after addressing the Council on Foreign Relations March 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senators Call on Brennan to Resign: ‘I Just Don’t Have a Lot of Confidence in His Leadership’

WASHINGTON — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly […]

08/01/2014

Newly-elected House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R), Speaker of the House John Boehner (2nd R), Representative Greg Walden (2nd L), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and newly elected Republican Whip Steve Scalise (L), hold a press conference following Republican leadership elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Scuttled House Vote On Border Bill Embarrassment For New GOP Leadership

House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.

08/01/2014

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House GOP Schedule Companion Vote On Bill To Block Obama From Extending Deportation Relief

House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

07/31/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers reporters' questions during a news conference to announce that Democrats will fast-track new legislation to prevent for-profit employers from refusing to cover health benefits for religious reasons at the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Border Money Bill Appears Headed For Procedural Defeat In Senate

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.

07/30/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.

07/25/2014

File photo of Capitol Hill building. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Bill Would Give New Power to DC Government

A Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws.

07/24/2014

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: PTSD ‘May Have Been A Factor’ In Reported Plagiarism

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others’ work in his master’s thesis was not plagiarism but “a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper” that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.

07/24/2014

File photo of Capitol Hill building. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Passes $20 Billion Bill That Cuts IRS Tax Enforcement

GOP House measure also cuts healthy food initiative championed by Michelle Obama.

07/16/2014

File photo of birth control tools. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate GOP Blocks Bill on Contraception Coverage

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.

07/16/2014

A majority of Americans (58 percent) say the U.S. needs a third political party because the existing Republican and Democratic parties are doing “such a poor job” representing the people.   (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Convicted Felon Running for U.S. Senate Says He’ll Return to Reality Show

A day after presenting signatures to run for U.S. Senate, former state treasurer and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel says he will return for the second season of a reality TV show based in Charleston.

07/15/2014

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